Herb Snips

from Susan's Collection of Herbal Lore

A Sunny Idea

A sunny spot plus a handful of herbs brewed in a glass jar equals a pitcher of tasty tea. To brew your herbal sun tea, pick several handfuls of tea herbs, wash and bruise them, and place in a large glass jar filled with spring water. Place the jar where it will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. When the taste pleases you, strain and refrigerate. Mint makes a fragrant sun tea, alone or blended with pineapple sage. Try rose geranium leaves with lavender, or brew up a bouquet of lively lemony herbs: lemon basil, lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass.